Sports franchise Combate Global launches on Tiktok

Sports franchise Combate Global launches on Tiktok

03-10-2022 14:04:00 | Door: Bob Koigi | Hits: 709 | Tags:

Premier Hispanic Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) sports franchise Combate Global is launching on TikTok for the first time ever on  thanks to a partnership with Wave Sports + Entertainment, a player in sports storytelling for the next generation.

 In addition to establishing and managing the Combate Global brand on TikTok, the landmark deal calls for WSE to take on management of the franchise’s Snapchat discover show.

Combate Global will also join WSE’s impressive roster of MMA and combat sports partners featured on HAYMAKERS, WSE’s industry-leading media brand touted as the best combat sports brand on the Internet. Combate Global content will also be distributed throughout WSE’s network of sports and entertainment media brands that reach more than 115 million followers globally.

The move comes as Combate Global, which has the youngest U.S. television audience of any MMA sports franchise, evolves its marketing strategy to reach an even greater number of these young MMA fans digitally. These fans have been largely responsible for the sport’s remarkable growth in recent years, helping to make MMA the eighth most popular sport in the world according to Nielsen Fan Insights 2020.

To build its presence among younger fans, Combate Global turned to WSE, the leader in production and distribution of sports and entertainment content for digital platforms. WSE leads the industry in both social media reach and engagement among Gen-Z and millennial demographics, which comprise more than 85% of WSE’s audience.

Campbell McLaren, Chief Executive Officer, Combate Global: “The launch of Combate Global on TikTok is a momentous move forward for our brand that is growing at a record pace as we connect with younger generations of fans. WSE has a proven track record of leading in digital when it comes to sports and particularly when it comes to MMA. We have every bit of confidence in WSE’s ability to bring our fans exciting new narratives about the franchise and our athletes.”

Daniel Maas, Senior Vice President, Commercial, Wave Sports + Entertainment: “Combat is in our company’s DNA. HAYMAKERS is one of WSE’s flagship brands, having launched just over two years ago and now boasting over 10 million cross-platform followers. We look forward to partnering with Combate Global to help build their digital footprint and brand on social while also bolstering the HAYMAKERS roster of world-class partners.”

The award-winning storytellers at WSE will serve up an engaging slate of social content to Combate Global fans on TikTok and Snapchat that includes the following:

Highlights and memorable moments from recent and historic Combate Global events

Next-level access to Combate Global athletes, including spotlights on young champions and up-and-coming stars

Stories on Combate Global’s all-time greatest knockouts in the history of the franchise

Informed rankings of some of the greatest moments, events, and fighters in the franchise’s history, including features on the franchise’s female fighters

Combate Global joins WSE’s roster of combat focused content partners including ONE Championship, PFL, Bellator, TopRank and Golden Boy amongst many others.

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